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cŭnīcŭlus , i, m. Spanish,
I.a rabbit, cony, Gr. κόνικλος or κύνικλος.
I. Prop., Varr. R. R. 3, 12, 6; Plin. 8, 55, 81, § 217; Mart. 13, 60.—
II. Transf. (from their habit of burrowing in the ground; cf. Varr. l. l.; collat. form, cŭnīcŭlum , i, n., acc. to Paul. ex Fest. p. 50, 4, but perh. an acc.; v. Müll. ad loc.), a passage under ground, a hole, pit, cavity, canal, etc.
B. In partic., milit. t. t., a mine, Caes. B. G. 3, 21; 7, 22 (three times); 7, 24; Hirt. B. G. 8, 41; Cic. Phil. 3, 8, 20; id. Caecin. 30, 88; Liv. 5, 19, 10: “ad murum cuniculis pervenire,id. 31, 17, 2: “occultus vineis,id. 38, 7, 6; Amm. 24, 4, 13: “cuniculorum fodinae,id. 24, 4, 21.—
2. Trop.: “quae res aperte petebatur, ea nunc occulte cuniculis oppugnatur,” i. e. by secret devices, Cic. Agr. 1, 1, 1.
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    • Caesar, Gallic War, 8.41
    • Caesar, Gallic War, 3.21
    • null, 3.8.20
    • Cicero, On the Agrarian Law, 1.1.1
    • Cicero, For Aulus Caecina, 30.88
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.27
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 5, 19.10
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 31, 17
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 38, 7
    • Cicero, De Officiis, 3.23
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 8.17.4
    • Martial, Epigrammata, 13.60
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